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$(document).ready(function(){
   var table = $('#example').DataTable({
      ajax: 'https://api.myjson.com/bins/qgcu',
      dom: 'Alfrtip',
      alphabetSearch: {
         column: 0
      },
      initComplete: function( settings, json ){
         this.api().alphabetSearch('G').draw();      
      }
   });
});
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<table id="example" class="display" cellspacing="0" width="100%">
   <thead>
      <tr>
         <th>Name</th>
         <th>Position</th>
         <th>Office</th>
         <th>Extn</th>
         <th>Start date</th>
         <th>Salary</th>
      </tr>
   </thead>
   <tfoot>
      <tr>
         <th>Name</th>
         <th>Position</th>
         <th>Office</th>
         <th>Age</th>
         <th>Start date</th>
         <th>Salary</th>
      </tr>
   </tfoot>
</table>

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